Marnie Stern CD Pack $23 (save $7) Includes: In Advance of the Broken Arm, This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That and Marnie Stern.
October 2011 10 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class 13 - Montreal, ON, CANADA @ Cagibi’s 15 - New York, NY @ Matchless 17 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight 21 - Houston, TX @ The Mink 22 - Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall 28 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge - w/ Mr. Gnome 29 - Kennewick, WA @ Red Room 30 - Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern
This week’s featured band is Mika Miko. They were an energetic post-punk band from Los Angeles with multiple vocalists. In the mid 2000s, they also released several vinyl titles on Post Present Medium and a 7” on Sub Pop. They were a really fun band to see live and KRS was stoked to release music by them. These ladies are super-active still and are in/have been in bands The Strange Boys, Cold Cave, and Dunes.
Read more about them and buy their CD, Mika Miko -C.Y.S.L.A.B.F. for $7.99, or digitally for $7 here.
The Decemberists 07/29 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata 07/30 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival 07/31 - Hoyoke, MA @ Mountain Park 08/01 - Buffalo, NY @ Artpark 08/03 - Cincinnati, OH @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion 08/04 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion 08/05 - Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park 08/06 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium 08/08 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s 08/11 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Performing Arts Center 08/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater 08/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands 08/22 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheatre 08/23 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Malkin Bowl 08/25 - Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield
Deerhoof 08/07 - Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
Horse Feathers 09/09 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin - MusicFest NW 09/30 - Denver, CO @ Swallow Hill Music Association 10/02 - Beaver Creek, CO @ Villar Performing Arts Center
Milagres 08/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ McCarren Park - L Magazine Summerscreen Series 09/27 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 09/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 09/29 - Washington, DC @ The Red Palace - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 09/30 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10/03 - Raleigh, NC @ Local 506 - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10/04 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10/07 - Austin, TX @ Lamberts - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10/08 - Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10/10 - Norman, OK @ Opolis - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10/11 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10/12 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10/14 - Madison, WI @ UW Madison - w/ Peter Wolf Crier
The Raincoats 09/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw 09/17 - Washington, DC @ Comet 09/19 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door 09/21 - Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art 09/23 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Wrong Bar 09/24 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Pop Montreal Exhibition 09/25 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Pop Montreal
Marnie Stern 09/21 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
09/23 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Wrong Bar - w/ No Joy
09/24 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean - w/ No Joy 09/25 - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog - w/ No Joy 09/27 - Washington, DC @ The Red Palace - w/ No Joy 09/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - w/ No Joy 09/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - w/ No Joy 09/30 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs - w/ No Joy 10/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater 10/06 - Sydney, Australia @ Tone 10/07 - Melbourne, Australia @ Northcote Social Club 10/08 - Perth, Australia @ The Bakery 12/07 - London, UK @ XOYO 12/09 - Minehead, UK @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas - w/ Les Savy Fav, Archers of Loaf, No Age, The Dodos
Thao 08/06 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival 08/07 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival 09/17 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel 09/19 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree 09/20 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks - w/ The Head and the Heart 09/21 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse - w/ The Head and the Heart 09/22 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater - w/ The Head and the Heart 09/23 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club - w/ The Head and the Heart 09/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Ukie Club - w/ The Head and the Heart 09/26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - w/ The Head and the Heart 09/27 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/03 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Fine Arts Center - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/06 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/07 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/09 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/10 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/14 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/18 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/19 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom - w/ The Head and the Heart 10/20 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ The Commodore Ballroom - w/ The Head and the Heart
The Thermals 07/29 - Grossefehn, Germany @ Omas Teich Festival 07/30 - Dortmund, Germany @ Juicy Beats Festival 07/31 - Kutna Hora, Czech Republic @ GASK Creepy Teepee Festival 08/05 - Freising, Germany @ Prima Leben Und Stereo Festival 08/06 - Liege, Belgium @ Micro Festival 08/07 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum 08/08 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Halle01 08/10 - Celje, Slovenia @ Kino Metropol 08/11 - Sibenik, Croatia @ Terraneo Festival 08/13 - Feldkirch, Austria @ Poolbar Festival 08/19 - Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater - w/ Weezer 08/27 - Eugene, OR @ Eugene Celebration - Weekly Stage 09/09 - Portland, OR @ Backspace - MFNW
Xiu Xiu 07/29 - Kosice, Slovakia @ Momento More Festival 07/30 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Subclub 07/31 - Kutna Hora, Czech Republic @ Creey Teepee Festival 08/01 - Dresden, Germany @ Groove Station 08/04 - St Petersburg, Russia @ Zal Ozhidaniya 08/05 - Riga, Latvia @ Dirty Deal Cafe 08/06 - Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival 08/07 - Zilina, Slovakia @ Stanica 08/09 - Dubrovnik, Croatia @ Klub Orlando 08/11 - Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival 09/08 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival 09/09 - Asheville, NC @ The Gray Eagle - w/ Kindest Lines 09/10 - Charlottesville, VA @ Southern - w/ Kindest Lines 09/11 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery - w/ Kindest Lines 09/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter - w/ Kindest Lines 09/13 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Redwood Art Space - w/ Kindest Lines 09/14 - Hartford, CT @ Wadsworth Museum - w/ Kindest Lines 09/15 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt - w/ Kindest Lines 09/16 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk - w/ Kindest Lines 09/17 - Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground - w/ Kindest Lines 09/18 - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog - w/ Kindest Lines 09/20 - Detroit, MI @ Pike Room - w/ Kindest Lines 09/21 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme - w/ Kindest Lines 09/22 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar - w/ Kindest Lines 09/23 - Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival - w/ Kindest Lines 09/24 - Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival - w/ Kindest Lines
Salutations: KRS Mail Order Freaks Headquarters to Close
Dear KRS Mail Order Freaks,
The Olympia office a.k.a. KRS Mail Order Freaks Headquarters for-the-past-20-years will be closing in the next few months. Stay tuned for clearance sales, special offers, warehouse finds and the like. There is a ton of old school stuff we have to get rid off super fast so now is the time to shop. FREE STUFF & PROMO PACKS with all orders until the last day! Thank you for all yr support over the years
This week’s featured artist is Danielle Howle. Danielle Howle is an artist from Columbia, SC. She had previously been in the band Lay Quiet Awhile with Dan and Phil Cook before going solo. She released her first album, About to Burst, on Simple Machines in 1996. in 1999 Kill Rock Stars released her second, Catalog. Danielle has a gorgeous voice and is an amazing live performer. She’s also released records on Daemon Records, Sub Pop, and Valley Entertainment. She continues to play and now makes some pretty awesome jewelry which can be seen on her official site.
Danielle Howle - Catalog is on sale for $4.99 this week only! Buy it here.
“It’s odd that she has come to represent, for some, a kind of soulless hipster cool, because in July’s work, nobody is cool. There’s no irony to it, no insider wink. Her characters are ordinary people whose lives don’t normally invite investigation. So her project is the opposite of hipster exclusion: her work is desperate to bring people together, forcing them into a kind of fellow feeling. She’s unrelentingly sincere, and maybe that sincerity makes her difficult to bear. It also might make her culturally essential.”—Miranda July is Totally Not Kidding, The New York Times
The Advantage is an American rock band from Sacramento, California that formed in 1998 and specializes in doing covers of music from old NES games. They have covered songs from numerous videogames, including Mega Man, Air Fortress, Castlevania and Metroid. As of 2011 they have released two albums on the record label 5RC.
The band consists of Robby Moncrieff (guitar), Ben Milner (guitar), Carson McWhirter (bass) and Spencer Seim (drums) of Hella. Nick Rogers and Forrest Harding, former Nevada Union High School students, are the two original members who started the band. Cassie Stewart was featured on bass for a while as well. Seim, who attended high school with Rogers and Harding, asked if he could play drums for them and was accepted. At the time the band was called Generic.
The Advantage "Elf-Titled" CD $4.99 This 2006 5RC Advantage record is the elf titled follow-up to their 2004 self-titled debut. This record wasn’t always recorded, in fact it was recorded and elf produced recently in the spring of 2005. It all started when Slim Moon (elf made man and owner of 5rc records) decided to let the band help thems elves to another recording. After being evicted from their elf storage unit where the record was intended to be recorded, the future for The Advantage seemed hopeless. The members spent weeks over elf medicating and feeling sorry for thems elves, until a concerned parent gave the band an elf help book that pushed the band to elf realize the path ahead. It was now clear that the only chance for the band was to quit their elf-defense classes and record a bitchin’ record in a real big time studio. With the addition of new elf taught guitarist Robby Moncrieff, the already elf determined band was ready to rumble.
The Advantage "The Advantage" CD $4.99 The Advantage formed in 1998 in Nevada City, CA playing Nintendo covers on and off since then and making many member changes. The self-titled album was recorded at home and at band practice on analog and digital recorders. The band’s goal is to have recorded every Nintendo song by the time each member lie dead. Women say this first Advantage record is without a doubt the most fucking shitting shit on god’s fuckin’ earf.
“As a woman navigating through a modern world of representation and heightened voyeurism, I think the most feminist thing I can do is create my own images and words to add to this context. I need to create things for the world I want to live in.”—Hannah Lew, Grass Widow
They are also playing a one off tonight at the Hotel Cafe. Tickets here.
Speaking of the lovely Miss Thao Nguyen, she and her band The Get Down Stay Down are announcing a US tour this morning with Sub Pop darlings The Head and the Heart:
September 2011 20 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse 22 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater 23 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Ukie Club 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 27 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom October 2011 03 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Fine Arts Center 06 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall 07 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater 09 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room 10 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater 18 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall 19 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 20 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
July 2011 16 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club - w/ Wild Beasts August 2011 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ McCarren Park - L Magazine Summerscreen Series September 2011 27 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 30 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge - w/ Peter Wolf Crier October 2011 3 - Raleigh, NC @ Local 506 - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 4 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 7 - Austin, TX @ Lamberts - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 8 - Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 10 - Norman, OK @ Opolis - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 11 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 12 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop - w/ Peter Wolf Crier 14 - Madison, WI @ UW Madison - w/ Peter Wolf Crier
Marnie Stern is ruling! Ever since the release of Marnie Stern this lady has been on a serious roll with featured profiles both in The New Yorker and Elle Magazine, tours with The Flaming Lips and Teras Melos, and still mo
re upcoming shows with The Lips, a guitar clinic in Chicago, her first ever Australian tour, and ATP! On top of all that, today Kill Rock Stars and Mexican Summer are announcing a co-headlining tour with No Joy in September!
July 07 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon w/The Flaming Lips 08 - Chicago, IL @ Pancho’s - guitar clinic 3pm 08 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon w/ The Flaming Lips September 21 - Hamden, CT @ The Space 23 - Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar w/ No Joy Ti
ckets 24 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w No Joy 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog w/ No Joy 27 - Washington, DC @ The Red Palace w/ No Joy 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ No Joy Tickets 29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsbur
g w/ No Joy Tickets 30 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs w/ No Joy October 02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater 06 - Sydney, Australia @ Tone 07 - Melbourne, Australia @ Northcote Social Club
08 - Perth, Australia @ The Bakery
December 07 - London, UK @ XOYO 09 - Minehead, UK @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas w/ Les Savy Fav, Archers of Loaf, No Age, The Dodos
Oh Comet Gain! They are messy and wonderful. Beautiful and heartbreaking. Perfect and fucked up. They are all of these things and more wrapped up into one English band of miscreants. Comet Gain aren’t afraid to wear their hearts and their influences on their sleeves.
Summer wouldn’t be the same without Comet Gain!! This week only you can stock up on their KRS releases in anticipation of the US release of their amazing new album, Howl of the Lonely Crowd, this fall on What’s Your Rupture. It’s already available elsewhere on Fortuna POP!